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Type: Journal article
Title: Temporal release characteristics of cane toad parotoid gland secretions following benign electrical stimulation
Author: Maclean, M.
Tyler, M.
Citation: Applied Herpetology, 2009; 6(4):397-399
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Issue Date: 2009
ISSN: 1570-7539
1570-7547
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Micheal J. Maclean and Michael J. Tyler
Abstract: The development of a technique of electrical stimulation to release secretions from the dermal macroglands of anurans has permitted analysis of the secretions of numerous species without the need to kill the subjects. Sequential photography of the process, involving stimulation of the parotoid glands of the cane toad, Bufo marinus, demonstrates the temporal characteristics. Liberation of the secretions commences after five seconds and maximum discharge is attained after 25 s.
Keywords: Bufo marinus; dermal glands; electrical stimulation; temporal processes
Description: © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009
RMID: 0020093856
DOI: 10.1163/157075309X12526728844095
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